This Easy Spicy Veggie Quinoa Skillet is the perfect weeknight meal for the entire family, with tenderly cooked quinoa, sautéed broccolini and carrots along with perfectly herb roasted tomatoes—all inspired by Jamaican cuisine. This recipe is a savory and spicy one pot meal with a ton of texture that creates a nice meatiness feel to your palate. All vegan and gluten-free.
This veggie quinoa skillet is by far my favorite meatless meal to date. I don’t know about you, but during the week, I enjoy making dishes that are comforting and have a bit of meatiness to them without the meat.
The best meatless dishes in my opinion include a bit of spice and comes loaded with veggies like this one. If you don’t believe me—try these Loaded Vegan Queso Skillet Nachos.
Plus, I’m ready to give in to any excuse to use my Herb Roasted Tomatoes for a dish. Haha. Seriously, roasting veggies has become my newest thing and I find that the roasting process really brings out their flavor.
Start making this recipe by roasting your tomatoes. This recipe for herb-roasted tomatoes produces the best-tasting, most concentrated roasted tomatoes. They have a thick, jammy texture that creates a semi-sauce like texture all on their own to coat your veggies + quinoa. Next, cook the quinoa according to package instructions. And while the quinoa cooks at it’s last 5 minute, you can make the sautéed veggies on the stove in the skillet.
The key to making these herb roast tomatoes is to start with great-quality tomatoes. Choose a mix of large and cherries, and several different colors if you can find them.
Once you make and eat this Easy Spicy Veggie Quinoa Skillet —– you’ll fall in absolute love. Haha. More importantly, here are also the reasons why you’ll love it the most:
Quinoa adds a nice source of protein, but If you want to add some additional protein to this quinoa skillet—–you certainly can. If you don’t care about this dish staying vegan, then feel free to add chicken (especially chicken breast), shrimp, beef, or any other savory meat or seafood that satisfies your tastebuds. However, if you’re looking for great vegan ingredients that add protein, here are options:
You can store leftover veggie + quinoa in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. Simply reheat in the microwave, stove top, or oven when ready to serve again.
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Easy Spicy Veggie Quinoa Skillet.